Global Environmental Politics

Master's Degree Programs in Global Environmental Policy and in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development


GEP Alum Published in Foreign Policy

2009 GEP alum Ma Tianjie has been published in Foreign Policy! His article, “China’s New Megacity: The Anti-Beijing,” discusses the April 1st resolution issued by the the government to develop a new mega city similar to Shenzhen and Shanghai’s Pudong New District. The development of the new area, Xiong’an, is changing the image of Beijing and is an attempt to alleviate the “megacity disease.” Learn more and check out this fascinating piece here!


Briefing Paper on Climate Engineering

Our GEP director Simon Nicholson has helped to put out a new briefing report on climate engineering along with David Morrow, faculty-in-residence with the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, and Janos Pasztor, senior advisor to the UN Secretary General on Climate Change. Read the summary below or click the link to read the whole article!

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The push for 100 percent renewables: Tallying corporate progress

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An example of the great work of AU SIS graduates! Read Joshua Kaplan’s article, “The push for 100 percent renewables: Tallying corporate progress,” originally published on GreenBiz, below. Josh received degrees from American University in sustainability management and environmental studies, and currently is a Program Officer with WWF’s Renewable Energy program; he is involved in working with WWF’s business partners to create innovative approaches to scaling up renewable energy cost-effectively.

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Contesting the Unethical City: Land Dispossession and Corruption Narratives in Urban India

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AU SIS Assistant Professor Malini Ranganathan has published an article in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers with her colleague from the University of Arizona, Sapana Doshi: “Contesting the Unethical City: Land Dispossession and Corruption Narratives in Urban India.” Dr. Ranganathan is a critical geographer whose work looks at the overlap of human and urban geography, cultural anthropology, and critical development studies. Read the abstract for her publication on the impact of corruption discourse in Mumbai and Bangalore below.  Continue reading

Chris Carolin (Global Environmental Policy Class of 2016)


Chris Carolin (GEP ’16) published in SAIS Review of International Affairs

Chris Carolin’s article, “The Dragon as a Fisherman: China’s Distant Water Fishing Fleet and the Export of Environmental Insecurity,” has been published in the academic journal SAIS Review of International Affairs.  Below is the paper’s abstract.  Click here to view the full text (access required).  Continue reading


Published: Professor Sikina Jinnah and PhD student Abby Lindsey

Professor Sikina Jinnah and PhD student Abby Lindsey have been published in the January (2015) issue of Review of Policy Research.  The issue is also a special issue on transboundary natural resource governance in North America.

Their “paper examines how overlap between trade and environmental issues are managed under the North American Free Trade Agreement, and specifically the role that the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Secretariat plays in this process.” Continue reading